Amelie’s is the first place I ever went to in Charlotte. It holds a special place in my heart as an induction to the city, as well as a cute little cafe to buy and stockpile macaroons and fruit tarts. In my world, Amelie’s gets name dropped about a half-dozen times each day. It’s no secret to the locals and visitors that this French Bistro has top no all the notch pastry desserts and a welcoming atmosphere.

One of Amelies most iconic features is it’s eclectic Mary Antoinette meets thrift store decor. It takes all of the best parts of French culture and melds them into a bright hipster-chic coffee bar.